Alabama Legislature

Riley wants lawmakers to go into Special Session

The first week of the 2004 Legislative Session has ended.

Lawmakers adjourned without the Alabama House and Senate taking a vote on Governor Bob Riley’s plan for a Special Session.

Riley wants lawmakers to go into an immediate Special Session to consider bills to make government more accountable.

Republican leaders say the governor does not have the votes needed in the House or the Senate.

Lawmakers will come back into session Tuesday and could vote on a Special Session at that time.